Network home office

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Virginia Tech


The network home office project design is based upon a systems engineering model in the context of the life cycle. This design allows Lockheed Martin Corporation employees the opportunity to work at home and communicate with the program network at the site office via computer. The network home office provides greater job flexibility for employees while reducing overhead costs for Lockheed Martin.

A definition of needs justifies the establishment of this design. Advanced system planning provides detailed requirements for operation, maintenance, and support of the system. A system functional analysis allocates requirements from the system to subsystem components. Life-cycle cost analysis is performed on the system to determine system cost-effectiveness. Detail design requirements define the system, subsystem, and office specifications. Human factors engineering is applied to the system, to ensure high productivity. The system is tested and evaluated for optimal performance. Recommendations for future enhancements are presented.